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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
Vol. II.
CASCADE, B. C, JULY 7, 1900.
No. 35.
Murder of Minister Baron von Ketteler
at Peking Jnne 18th.
The Chinese Embroglio a Cosmopolitan Mix-
up the End Whereof No One Knoweth-
The Beginning of the End With China.
Shanghai, July 1.���The British
eonsul at Chefoo, telegraphs that
Baron von Ketteler, German minister at Peking, was murdered by
native troopB June 18. Three legations���it iB not stated which���were
still undestroyed June 23.
London, July 2.���Official die-
patches confirm in the fullest manner the hutchery of Baron von Ketteler, the German minister, on
July 18. The ambassador was riding in Legation street, when he wns
attacked by Chinese troops and
Boxers, dragged from his horse and
killed. His body was hacked to
pieces with swords. The German
legation and six other buildings
were burned, and a number of servants of the legations killed, and
their bodies thrown into the flames.
Official confirmation of this ghastly business has created the utmost
consternation among the consuls
general of the powers, who expressed fear? that war would be declared against the Peking government. The consuls entertain little
hope that any foreigners are left
alive in the capital. There were
100 foreigners connected with the
legations���50 in the customs house,
English and American tourists, and
others to the number of 150, and
nearly 100 legntion guards. The
Bristish foreign office, the Daily
Mail learns, has received news from
the British consul at Chefoo, that
Baron von Ketteler has been killed,
but no other information.
A dispatch to the Express from
Nankin, June 30, says: "Priests
here have received report from Peking that the public executions of
foreigners have been in progress
since June 20. The news comes
from French runners at Peking,
who state that they  administered
the last rites to  the   condemned
Outbreaks of the Boxers appear
to be imminent at Canton. The
feeling of unrest steadily increases.
Boxers from Hing Tu were marching Sunday on Chefoo. The governor feared for the town, and sent
to the warships fa* forces.
A small riot occurred at Chefoo,
on Saturday.
Fifty-two refugees who have ar
rived from New Chwang, aver that
the Boxers have destroyed the railway north of Fort Arthur, and that
all the American and English residents are leaving
General Yuanshi Hikan, commanding the best foreign drilled
troops in China, has notified the
German governor of Kiao Chau
that he will not permit the German's proposed expedition to
Weihsien to rescue Chalfont and
theMisses Bowden and Hawes, the
American missionaries in the hands
of the Boxers. The missionaries at
Pao Ting Fu were reported safe. A
correspondent in Shanghai learns
from official sources that the Chinese are laying torpedoes between
the Kaing Nan arsenal and Shanghai. Nothing has been heard of
the coulmn which relieved Admiral
Seymour and then proceed toward
Peking, but there is nothing extraordinary in this Troops are going
forward from Taku to Tienssin
daily, though some reports from
Taku allege that it will be three
wepks before a large force can be
sent to Peking,
A dispacth says it is improper to
any longer conceal the harm done
to the cause of the allies by the
barbarities and the pillage of the
Russians on the day after the bombardment. They wantonly shot
natives and looted everything, including the Eupropean houses in
Taku. The natives for miles around
were looted of supplies.
The killing of the German minister Baron von Ketteler is accepted
as a certainty, and there is grave
apprehension as to whether any of
the members of the legation at
Peking are safe.
The murder of Ketteler has stirred all Germany, and the Emperor
has declared that he will raise his
fla? over Peking and dictate the
terms of peace.
Sir Henri Qustave Joly de Lotbloiere.
Our new Lieut.-Governor, Sir
Henri Gnstave Joly de Lotbiniere,
has sufficient nomenclature to enable him to overawe the local legislative straplings and command
respect due titled dignitaries. His
Honor is a Parisian by birth. He
entered Canadian Politics in 1861,
was decorated a K. C. M. G. in
1895. In religious belief he is a
member of the Church of England
and has served as a delegate to the
dioceasan and provincial synods of
the church. He is known all over
the continent for his interest in agriculture, horticulture and forestry,
having written and spoken frequently on those subjects. In 1893
he was entrusted with the preparation of the provincial forestry ex
hibits sent to the Chicago world's
fair, and throughout the Mercier
regime he assisted in the administration of the department of agriculture. Sir Henri has a beautiful
country residence at Pointe Platon,
on the St. Lawrence river, a few
miles from Quebec on the opposite
Rev, D. McO. Qandler Married.
Rev. D. McG. Gandier, the popular pastor of the First Presbyterian church, returned from Los Angeles, Cal., and with him came his
bride. The wedding occurred a few
days since in Los Angeles. The
bride was Mies Helena M. Burnette,
of Kingston, Ont. She was visiting
relations in Los Angeles for some
time past. Mr. and Mrs. Gandier have known each other since
college days, and have been engaged for a long time. Mrs.
Gandier is a charming young
woman, and will be a valuable addition to the population of Rossland. Ab for Mr. Gandier, every
one here knows what a sterling man
he is, and to praise him would be
like painting tbe lily.���Rossland
Between SO and 60 Men, Women and Children Suddenly Dashed to Death.
The most appalling accident ever
known in the history of Tacoma,
occured Wednesday morning, when
the 8 o'clock Edison car, loaded
with excursionists coming down to
see the parade, ivas dashed down
160 feet over the bridge at Dolin
street gulch, burying the passengers, among whom were many
women and children, under the
wreck of the car. The car turned
completely over, and mangled the
unfortunate victims into unrecognizable shapes. To this hour 40
dead and 50 injured have been
found. The mangled remains of
the victims were brought up out of
the gulch in blankets and gunny
sacks, and those not killed were
borne to waiting vehicles to carry
them to their homes or hospitals.
Between 50 and 60 lives were lost,
and many were injured and crippled for life.
Postoffice and Daily Mail at "Fife," or Sutherland Siding.
A postoffice has been located at
Sutherland siding, and Thos. Price
has been commissioned a P. M. A
daily service has been granted and
the postoffice name of the station
is Fife, as it appears on the railway
maps.  This will convenience many
in that section engaged in mining
and farming. Several pre-emption
claims near Fife have recently been
record, and the community is expected to grow rapidly.
m Lives and $10,000,000 Worth of
Property Lost by Fire
Surface of Water Covered With Bodies
and Blazing Masses of Freight Thrown
from Doomed Vessels in the Harbor.
Nearly if not quite $10,000,000.
worth of property and 200 lives
were lost, and hundreds injured,,
and thousands of lives imperiled
by a fire that started among cotton
bales under Pier No. 3 of the North
German Lloyd Steamship company
in Hoboken, N. J., about 4 o'clock
last Saturday afternoon. In less
than 15 minutes the flames had
spread over an area of a quarter of��
a mile, extending outward from the
shore line from the bulkheads from
600 to 1000 feet away, and had
caught four great ocean liners and-
a dozen or more smaller harbor
craft in its grasp.    .
The greatest loss of life appears
to have been on the Saale. She
carried 450 people, and was to have
sailed for Bremen in the afternoon.
When the police-boat captain went
aboard of her with his rescue party
he saw bodies lying all about the
deck. The ship Bremen carried :\-
crew of 300, the Maine 250, and if
as many lives were lost on the
Saale, the number of lives lost will
be very great. Then, also, many
perished on the piers, the canal
boats and lighters. The burning or
smouldering remain of canal boats,
lighters and barges are scattered
all the way down the river and.
bay, to Staten island and Governor's island. Each of the<>e craft will
add something to the list of dead.
Cannonball Machinery Now On the Qround.
Thomas & Handy were engaged
this week hauling in lumber and
heavy machinery for the Cannon-
ball mine near Baker creek in
Christina Lake district. The lumber is for shaft and bunk houses,
and the machinery consists of an
engine, boiler pump, hoist-reel,
cable, gearing, bucket, etc. Mr.
Bell, the foreman, says the machinery will be placed and the work of
sinking the shaft re-commenced
during coining week.
The U.S. battleshipOregon,which
ran on a rock in the Gulf of Pechili,
this week, has been floated and
taken to Port Arthur. The dam'
age was serious, and for a time it
was feared the great warship woulcfc
be a total loss.
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July 7, 196*
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TMEr B. C.
Our Stock Taking has 'Revealed Various Remnants and
Slightly Shop-soiled Goods which we will Sell
Hardware, Boots, Clothing, Drugs, Stationery,
Groceries, and all Miners' Requirements, at the
Lowest Rates in Town!
Tjhe #i����cst 5e'ec^0T1s aT1^ C]eaPegt Prices arc to be
ftad at tlje
Branches at Gladstone, English Point (Christina lake) and at Eagle City on North Fork.
Assay office and Long Distance Telephone at CASCADE.
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J Is
July 7, 1900
I am glad somehow that the retaining fee of the Poet Laureate of
Great Britain is not quite equal to
that of the Lord High Chancellor,
otherwise the former would have to
be "run in" for obtaining money
by means of false pretenses.
Take that sample of the divine
afflatus, "Mafeking," to witness,
and compare it if you can with,
say, Byron's "Destruction of Sennacherib," or Gordon's "Sick Stockrider," and Alfred Austin's effusion
sounds, by contrast, like a blind
and spavined horse dancing a cancan over a damaged corduroy swamp
track. Rythm, metre and sense,
rhyme and reason are enough to
make the late Lord Tennyson
turn in his grave and thank
Heaven that he died. I remember
once the tenor in a small church
choir visiting Manchester to hear
Sims Reeves sing. On returning a
friend asked how he liked the
maestro's rendering of "Tom Bowling." "Oh, fair," he replied, "fair,
but aw could sing 'is yed off in
" 'Only, 'oly, 'oly.'" And so it is
here. I doi.'t happen to know the
name of tbe poetic contributor to
last week's Record, but he could
sing Austin's head oft at a "Muffin
Somebody had better be careful.
The Nelson Daily Miner and the
Colonist are egging the public, and
each other, on to possible mischief,
and suggesting that the Minister of
Agriculture should aid and abet.
Their intentions are of the very
best; they merely desire to import,
propagate and perpetuate the song
birds of other countries. In endeavoring to achieve that worthy
desire, however.someone will haveto
make haste slowly. The old cry,
"No song, no supper," won't apply.
Song instead of supper might. The
history of all pests had just such a
simple beginning. Some kindly
disposed philanthropist, a lover of
the "pretty little rabbit, so engaging in its habit," that rabbit which,
according to the poet, "fondles its
own harmless face," onceexported a
pair of the rodents to Australia.
To-day that "harmless face" costs
Australia $5,000,000 per annum,
and four governments are offering
total rewards of $175,000 for a cure
of the pest. Private persons are
put to endless trouble and expense
and often ruined on its account.
Indeed, I know hundreds of square
miles of land that have been absolutely stolen from squatters by the
tireless and prolific intruder, leaving proud man songtess, supperless,
homeless and bankrupt. A rabbit
isn't a song-bird, eh ? No, perhaps
not. It's the "harmless face" I'm
thinking of.
Then when the rabbits got thicker
than the autumn leaves in Vallam-
brosia, some other philanthropists
imported weazels and foxes to
''down" the rabbits, and presently
the atmosphere became mephitic
with the scent of the lazy and surfeited vermin. A fatherly "shire
council" fined us, whenever its
agent discovered our rabbits were
not being killed off sufficiently, and
rewarded us to the extent of half a
crown for every fox's brush brought
in; whilst an adjoining shire council, being possessed of one of those
"wise guys"- who adorn all such
local communities, decided that a
fox could live tailless but could
hardly do mischief without its
head, so they paid bounty on the
head. Consequently my cousins and
I used to take the tails to one shire
and the heads to the other and receive the reward due to our intelligence and application. Then anther considerate gentleman, a
Scotchman, I suppose, hankering
after his favorite nVwer, introduced
the thistle, and before next season's
wool was on the market the landscape was white with thistledown
and the air blue with oaths. Well,
well; weazels and foxes aud thistles
are n't song birds, neither are
sparrows, nor Dotikhobors, nor
Japs, but all the same"you can't be
too careful" what you take off its
native heath and put on to your
And talking of thistles reminds
me of the hottest and hardest and
most ill-paid day's work I ever had
in my life. The indefatigable inspector had been his rounds and,
as usual, his report was adverse.
"Thin off your thistles before they
seed, or come up and be fined." My
cousin fumed. He was proud of
"his station," proud of his wool,
proud of his racers, nnd needed no
inducement to protect his own, but
the inspectors drove him crazy.
Moreover, he whs short-handed, and
consequently helpless. Temporarily his eyes rested on me, then turned
away. 1 was a "new chum;" probably didn't know a thistle from a
cabbage, and might stumble on the
pine apple patch and destroy that
by mistake. But there was no help
for it. "Say, Stan," he said, "you'll
have to tackie this job. Get up at
daybreak, take a thistle-hoe, a can of
tea and some damper and go four
miles southeast near White Gum
gully and you'll find more thistles
than enough."
I set off at dawn, I walked four
miles south of the rising sun, I
found a gully, I found a white gum
tree and I found sufficient thistles
to satisfy the biggest other donkey
that ever lived.
aware of the presence of a big red-
shirted villain mounted on a
"blood-weed" of surpassing beauty.
"Ahem" he ejaculated, and looking
at me from top to toe, added,
"S'pose you're the new-chum from
Tootallup Station," 'I am," I replied, "Hum, 'ow long yer bin 'ere?"
"Three weeks" I answered. He
colored and thought I was chaffing
him. "I mean here," he said. "Half
an hour" I answered, and knocked
over some more thistles. A diabolical grin illuminated his countenance. "Yer like all new-chums���
a bit fresh," he retorted. "I s'pose
you think you can keep up that
speed all day?" "I do," I answered,
"Well now, I want to bet you two
bob you can't," he returned; "least
ways you can't clear this patch before night." "Done." I said, and he
went away chuckling whilst I went
on with my work. At 7 p. m. I
had finished, not a thistle remained. I was stiff, sore and tired
but happy. At 8 I joined the family at supper, and recounted my experiences.
"Where was this ?" Ted said. I
told him again, south of the road,
east of a gully, near a dead and
bleached gum tree. Then I thought
he would have a fit; his face went
purple. "Suffering Lazarus I" he
almost yelled, "you haven't been
on our place at all, yon dithering
imbecile, you've been working for
Bill Harvey, 'Red Bill,' the biggest
thief in the country, and he's got
twenty shillings' worth of work out
of you for two, if he ever pays at
He never did, and somehow, even
to-day the mention of thistles does
not bring to my mind the joy that
transfigures most other donkeys
when they hear the beastly weed
I started work and soon became
But a retributive justice later
overtook Red Bill, using me as its
humble instrument.
"Thistles," he said to me one
day as I met him gun in hand,
"If you cross my place and see my
old black mare���nice looking beast
with white off-hind fetlock joint
and a white star on her forehead���
I'll give you half a quid to shoot
her for me. She's clean done all
except her good looks, but I can't
kill her myself." I hesitated; I
was afraid of a trick, and did not
understand his humanity. "It's
right. 1 mean biz." he said. "You
can't make any mistake this time."
"He means it," Jim Hall, a bystander, added, "she's getting vicious and past her days anyhow."
"All right; when I see her," I anB
Three days later, whilst crossing
Harvey's, I heard a shout, saw a
drafting gate thrown open and a
fine black mare, head erect, tail
carried high, coat agleam, come
cantering across at a distance of
forty yards. The star was there,
and the white off-hind stocking���I
hated the task, but old age id often
misery, and I fired. The poor brute
dropped with a Winchester ball
through her brain. Then, shuddering, I went home. It felt like murder.
That night Ted came to me looking very serious; he placed his
hand on my shoulder and said
quietly, "Stan, if you don't leave
the country, you'll get shot."
"Why ?" I asked. "Simply because
you have killed the first favorite for
the Boonambit Cup. You've put me
in a bad light, too, as my horse,.
Mephistopheles, was next in the
betting. Harvey is looking for you
with a gun." This was bad. I
knew Red Bill well enough to
feel certain that if he got first shot,
my own practice was not likely to
be up to Wimbledon form. "But,"
I said, "this is rank idiocy. He
begged me to kill his mare. Described her fully; said mistake was
impossible. Offered me ten shillings to do it, and Jim Hall heard
him. I won't go." "Yes," Ted replied, "he asked you to kill old
Mazeppa. You killed Messalina,.
her daughter." "Then what in the
name of goodness was a horse in
training doing down the grass paddock ?" I inquired. "That's just
it," he answered. "He'll think I
let her out."
Well, things simmered down in
time, but I wore out two jackets
packing a pistol around.
Mephistopheles won the cup, and
I noticed with interest that Jim
Hall immediately afterwards bios-,
somed out into a capitalist of the
first water. The inference is obvious.
One duty at least stands oiife
sharp and clear for the Boundary
delegates to perform at the approaching Nelson Board of Trade
conference, and that is determined
insistence on the promptest possible
redistribution in the so-called Roes-
land Riding of West Kootenay.
No one can look up past and present suffrage, existing conditions and.
future prospects, without admitting
the grave injustice that is being
done to the Boundary by inadequate representation. Nor must
the future be judged by the present.
What may suffice for to-day will
probably be totally inadequate a
year hence. Lop off Rossland and
tbe Boundary itself even now is
infinitely better entitled to two
seats than the two Lillooets, Cassiar, Carriboo, or even Esquimalt.
The task will not be easy. The cooperation of Rossland and the compliance and possible concession of
its honorable member may be needed; constitutional usage may have
to be strained, but there is no insurmountable, logical or just reason
why the best, brightest, most promising and least unprogressive part
of British Columbia should not
have its full say in the council
chamber of the country.
One paper I formerly knew used-
to set up all its exchange clippings
in one page under   the   caption,. THE   CASCADE   RECORD
July 7, 1900
"Stolen from thieves." Another I
know now, sets up nearly two pages
of clippings without any acknowledgement whatever, and disarms
criticism by styling itself "The
Economist." And it isn't "wrote sar-
kastik" either.
"How is it Jones" asked Brown
the manufacturer, "that neither
you nor I can compete with Smith?
I engage the best brokers to procure my raw material, and pay
best prices for labor" "And I,"
said Jones, "buy my own material
and employ scab labor." Just then
Smith came along, "Yah" he exclaimed, "I steal tlie stuff, and do
the work myself." He was an economist too.
Nice state of affairs ! No butcher
in town, and a monied monopolist,
a crafty carrier and a sultry sun
dead in the way of getting meat at
Grand Forks. The close season too,
deer and grouse unobtainable, and
bear "out of sight." We will all have
to become vegetarians or fish eaters, and personally I don't like the
prospect. I tried it once. I felt dyspeptic, a friend of mine also felt
-dyspeptic. A certain restaurateur
named "Bigchild" was booming the
whole town in favor of vegetarianism. It would reduce crime, im-
brove your complexion, cure corns,
warts, and bunions, restore gray
hair to its natural color, and make
you healthy, wealthy and wise. It
was two o'clock, and we went and
had some. I must say there was
plenty for the money. About 4 p.
m. I began to "feel peckish" again,
I met my friend and he felt the
same only more so, towards five we
nearly fainted for lack of internal
support, at six, we gave in and
went to the best hotel in town for a
fifteen course "table d'hote." Seated
at tbe next table was Bigchild, the
vegetarian, eating meat enough to
keep a crocodile in form. Such is
oly and Trusts, vs. Bryan, The
People and Silver. Shall the Almighty Yellow Dollar be crowned
King of the Universe? We shall
see what we shall see. The expansion idea, or avarice, is the cause of
all wars. They say that if Bryi.n
succeeds iu gaining the presidency,
he will be assassinated as was Goe-
bel.    Hannaism must be Supreme.
The employees in the Brooklyn
navy yard in New York state are
about to have their wages cut down.
Strikes are chronic in all parts of
the union, owing to efforts to reduce
the wage rate. Yet, "Mac The
Wonst" is to be re-elected that tbe
prosperity of the banks and trusts
may be continued.
Killed In the Trolly Car Horror at Tacoma
oa the 4th.
Word was received here Thursday by Ferguson & Ritchie that
Mr, and Mrs. Saugher, father and
mother of Mrs. D. McLeod, were
among tbe victims of the trolly-car
horror at .Tacoma on Wednesday
Swelled Heads in Town.
Published on Saturdays at Cascade" li. C.
The rate payers of Nelson will be
aaked on the 18th, to endorse the
issue of debentures to the amount
of $15,000, to be used in extending
the waterworks system  of the city.
The Chinese situation is most
grave. The forces of the allies combined were not sufficient to force
entrance to Peking, where all is
anarchy and mob fury. Latest advices portend the massacre of thousand s of foreigners.
While the banks in the states
pre full to overflow with McKin-
ley's gold-standard prosperity, reduction of wages, and strikes and
lockouts are numerous. Expansion, the gold standard and a prohibitive tariff is, rapidly making
the rich richer, and the poor poorer
in the states as it is here.
The presidential campaign is in
full swing in the states, its McKinley, the Gold Standard Monop-
If Cascade City forges ahead in
the same proportion as the Record
newspaper published there, it will,
in a very short time, be the leading
city in the Boundary country. The
Record is without, exception, the
best paper, produced by the best
itaff of writers, of any that conies
to this office. It is a leader, an instructor and a champion���for the
right.���Bossburg Journal.
Now, brother Anderson. This is
cruel of you. It has swelled our
editorial heads so that we have
been obliged to purchase new hats
two or three sizes larger than formerly worn, which puts our staff
writers to needless expense of from
$15 to $20. But Cascade iB forging
ahead all right.
Mr. Frank Asprey now utilizes
a sailboat on Christina lake.
Rev. Mr. McKay of Eholt, has
been visiting in Cascade the past
few days, the guest of Rev. Barton.
F. E. Tebo, C. P. R. agent here,
spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in Nelson, witnessing and participating in the pleasures of the
two-day Dominion day celebration
in that city.
Inadvertently mention of the
burning of a small unoccupied
building adjoining Sam Sing's
wash bouse, Thursday of lant week,
failed to find its place in the columns of The Record.
A stabbing affray occurred in the
Miners' hotel, Greenwood, last Saturday. Roe is the name of the
man who used the knife, and Mora ii the name of his victim. Roe
was arrested after a lively chase
and taken to the lockup, from
which he escaped at night. Moran's
wound is not necessarily fatal.
Another big discovery is reported
in Franklin-camp by Alex. Onion
and Alex. Dorias, who have recorded five new claims on the east fork
of the north fork of the Kettle river
near that lively camp. The specimens brought down are marvelous-
ly rich in copper, and the body said
lo be immense. Let us have that
pack-trail in to Franklin camp,
Chas. Sandner was in town again
this week Since a former visit be
has been over the route of the proposed pack-trail from tbe head of
Christina lake to Franklin camp,
and says the cost of construction of
such a trail will not exceed $200.
He says the task does notjappear to
be near so difficult as generally supposed, the grades are easy, and
much of the route through an open
Most of tbe timbers for the large
sawmill to be erected here by the
Yale-Columbia Lumber company
have been prepared. There is now
some intention of fitting up the
mill so that either steam or electrical power can be utilized. As soon
as the work at the Rossland mill is
cleaned up the machinery will be
moved over here, and when combined with that of the Earle mill,
will  constituted a  lumber manu
facturing plant surpassed  by none
in the province.
The Legislature meets July 19.
Spokane Palls & Northern Railway Company
Change of Time.
Effective Sunday, June 3d. The
Spokane Falls & Northern Railway
will change lime and inaugurate
new service as follows:
Day Train will leave Spokane
10:35 a. in., arrive Nelson 8:00 p.m.,
arrive Rossland 5:30 p. in.; will
leave Nelson 9:30 a. in., leave Uossland 12:05 p. in., arrive Spokane
7:10 p. in.
Night, train (new service) will
leave Spokane 9:45 p. in., arrive
Rossland 0:30 a. in.; will leave
Rossland 11:00 p. m., arrive Spokane 7:05 a. m.
Great Northern standard sleeper
will be attached  to  night  trains.
H. A. Jackson.
General Passenger Agent
"Eflle" Mineral claim situate in tho Grand
Forks Mining Division of Vale Distriot.
Whore located, on Texas oseek, two miles east
of Christina lake.
Take notice that I, Albert E. Asheroft.as agent
for Mary Louise Teall, Free Miner's Certificate
No. B80790, intend sixty days from the dale? hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining
a crown grunt i f the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37,must De commenced before Ihe issuance
of sucli Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 1st day of June, A. D., 1900.
11 Mm
W. M. WOLVERTON, Manager.
The Store for Best Goods
Lowest Prices ......
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Canned Goods a Specialty.
Gents Furnishing Goods,
And everything else usually found in a well-stocked store.
Fresh Supplies Constantly Arriving.
Excursion Parties
and Freight
Carried to Order.
Wave the Flag at the foot of the Lake when you
desire either Steamer or Rowboats.
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A Full Assortment i Staple and Fancy
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C. H. THOMAS, Proprietor.
The Original and Oldest Hotel in this
part of the district. Headquarters for Cascade and Bossberg Stage Line; also for
Contractors, Mining Men and Travellers.
Well Stocked Bar in Connection.
^Second Avenue, Cascade City, B. C.
I said that, perchance, I might tell of the lunch
That the minister, Kelman and Ritchie prepared,
To honor the ladies, who came to our town
To grace our lawn social, and how they there fared..
Last week 1 told how the schoolmaster surpassed
Himself, and all zithers.   This week Imust tell
Of the labors of Kelman, to win his sweet way
Deep into their favor by cooking so well.
0 the minister, Kelman and Ritchie are "batching,"
And Kelman he's cook, and poor Ritchie's "cookee;"
But the two of them "put on" the minister sadly,
For his feet they are soft, and there's green in his eyer
And Kelman he'll borrow from every neighbor,
Every dish that he can, to make work for the others;
And Ritchie insists that the minister help him
Wash dishes, as well as he washed his own mother's.
And Kelman "permits" him to gather the fruit,
Preserve it, and bake it in pies and such things,
The other inmate of the house, too'a, a "brute,"
He's a doggie, and "Doctor's" his name.   Ritchie "brings
Up" on every occasion, his sweetheart to make
His companions feel bad that they are not as he,.
For neither has got a "best girl" anywhere;
In this thing he'o quite mean as he can well be.
And this is the home where the Stockers, their guests,
The sweet ladies from Gladstone, the Turners, and, too.
Gay young Tebo. the "gallant," who "handles" the wires
At Cascade, then sat down.   Course first was a stew-
No,���I hear 'twas a soup, made of oysters;
And strangely and wonderfully made was a salad,
Concocted of cabbage, and several things;
The ladies declared 'twas a dream, poem, ballad,
But Ritchie quick tells them how Kelman has practised
On himself, and the minister, to get such results;
And claims that without such strong stomachs to work on,
'Tis vainly that Kelman the cook book consults.
0 Kelman is famed for his strawberry shortcake,
And it won him the praise that he'd set out to win.
In his apron he served it, and ate it, and listened
To the words that his quick ears drank eagerly in.
His pastor and Ritchie forgave him just then,
For the taste of his short cake even mollifies them.
"Pa" Stocker and Madame declared it was good,
And Editor Turner, as he wiped with the hem
Of his napkin of paper his dripping mustache,
Declared by his eating so large an amount,
He had praised it almost as it ought to be praised.
But Miss Grant's praise with Kelman did most of all count.
The minister visits at Gladstone each week.
As he ate his short cake be saw, with a sad heart,
That Kelman had "side tracked" him.   Kelman saw, too;
And he cooly said, making the minister start,
"Pass the fruit now, and don't keep it hid behind you,"
���And other things,���(making the unhappy man blush,)
That I as his friend do not care to write down;
And the poor man reached out the fruit with a quick rush.
So this is the story of how Kelman won
The welcome he gets when he goes to Gladstone,
Of course, he'll deny it, and so will the ladies.
Believe him or not, the lunch story is done.
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July 7, 1900
If You Wish
To keep thoroughly posted on the fast
moving events in the growing Boundary and Christina Lake sctions, there is
only one way to accomplish it, viz:
Just get in line, follow the
crowd and subscribe to ..
lhe Cascade Record.
<^ ...
It costs only Two Dollars to get
in out of the wet, and receive 52
copies of the Record. Printed
on good paper with good type
and good ink.
"I'd like to take your paper, but
I'm too poor," said the farmer. "Go
home," said the editor, "pick out a
hen and call her mine, let her set,
and next fall bring me the product
of tbat hen. I'll send the paper."
The printer got $4 instead of $2
from the farmer.
The Toronto World, which has
gone in for phonetic spelling of certain words, is said to have lately
received a post-card from an old
subscriber in the country which
"read as follows : "I hev tuk your
paper for leven yeers, but if you
^kant spel enny better than you bav
bean dooin fur the las to month
you may jes stoppit."
The snn is 93,000,000 miles from
the earth. Its diameter is 866,000
miles. Its bulk is 1,300,000 times
more than the earths. If all the
coal on earth were set on fire, it
wronld supply the heat given out by
the sun for only the tenth part of a
second. Icebergs tossed into the
sun would be melted instantly, at
the rate of 300,000,000 ciipic miles
of ice a second. At part.h's railroad
rates, a journev to the sun would
���cost you $3,000,000.���Philadelphia
The biggest man in the world,
lives in Minnesota. He is now
arousing great interest in the scientific circles of Europe, where he has
gone on a trip. Wilkins was born
on a farm near St. Paul in 1874.
"When he was but 10 years of age,
he measured six feet in height, and
now has grown to the tremendous
height of 107i inches, just three-
quarters of an inch less than nine
feet, and weighs 364 pounds.
In Giant powder over a year old,
say* the Seattle Mining Record,
the glycerine is liable to crystalize
after that time, and the presence of
crystal in a stick of powder makes
its handling dangerous. A scratching of that crystal, a jar of the
stick, or the rubbing of one stick
against another is likely to pro-
-duce an explosion. The best pow-
<ler is that about six months old.
Before  that  lime the  glycerine is
liable to be soft. There is also danger of getting new powder too warm
and melting the glycerine. A drop
falling an almost imperceptible
distance will at once explode. Giant powder will sometimes burn
without exploding, but the starting of a single drop of the glycerine
it contains, either by exciting the
crystal when it is too old, or the
melting drop when it is too new, is
what does the mischief.
The   '
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Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath, Shingles,
Mouldings and Turnings.
Principal Hills at CASCADE, B C
The Wm. Hamilton
We do not keep "everything
under the sun," but we
have in stock just what
you want when you start
out in the hills or "up the
Cascade to Bossburg !
Local Office at Hotel Cascade.
Shoes, Etc.
That We
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All Kinds
Styles of
Fine Printing
A Test
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July 7, 1900
By Stanley Mayall.
He would be a writer of some
temerity, or a diplomatist of remarkable assurance who could regard the present Chinese imbroglio
with indifference, or treat its possible outcome with complacency.
The situation is serious, extraordinarily so. Tlie outcome impossible
to divine. The complexities and
ramifications beyond measure. No
seeming settlement need delude the
weary or anxious onlooker one moment. The beginning was not yesterday, and the end is not yet.
As of yore, one finds the hand of
the wily Slav writ large on this
page of Asiatic history. "The mill
of God grinds slowly, but it grinds
exceedingly small," but the devil
and all his works could not run
with more deliberate application
and consummate craft, than the
noiseless, tireless machinery of
Russian diplomacy. And it is because Russia, and secondarily her
even end the whole scheme. For,
in this game, the stakes are unfortunately too high, and the players
too strong.
Russia cannot afford to lose that
for which she has so long worked,
and watched and waited. Fiance
will not forego the reward of her
complicity and the price of her
possessions. The blood debt due lo
Germany will be exacted in full or
collected in kind. America's new
and boundless market will need to
be preserved to her. Japan, progressive, militant, expectant, and
crowded out by her forty million
population, looking upon Corea as
her clue and her salvation, possessed
of a tried army of nearly 200,000,
supported by a fleet of proved capacity, is in such temper as chafes
at delay, aud will brook no undue
interference. And Britain can least
of all afford to he quiescent, whilst
Russia leads the way, or others
scramble for the spoil. Fortunately
looked at in its worst light, and
admitting that all nations are unprepared for the centre temps that
has arisen, it may almost safely be
urged that Britain and her natural
ally Japan, are most ready for
emergencies, if the exigencies of the
We do Business in Grand Forks.
ally France, had not fully comple- .nei,r futurej ()1. ,hP realization of
ted the weaving of the net, de
signed, that France today speaks
against the dismemberment of China; and Russia is apparently in
unison with her rivals, albeit to
unsought ends.
But what of to-morrow ? The
whole situation is fraught with
horrible difficulties and ghastly
possibilities. The aptitude of Russia, and the precision of her tool���
France, are momentarily discounted by the ciumsy bungling of the
unskilled Chinaman. Can any
student of the Asiatic railroad
scheme of Russia-with its outlets as
far asunder as the Persian gulf and
the Sea of Japan, backed as it is by
tens of thousands of soldiers oirthe
trans-Caspian frontier, and Fcores
of thousands in Manchuria, and
sustained by forts made impregnable by the labor of hordes of semi-
military workmen, doubt for one
moment the object of such widespread machinations ? Russia has
not built across -those sand-strewn
deserts for nothing. Nor is her
army of 175,000 men sojourning
almost within striking distance of
Peking there without cause. These
are grim realities, and the reason
is grimmer still; for, considering
France's army of over 25,000 wedged up into Tonking, it must be seen
that Russia's steadfast, relentless,
soldier-supported advance southward through one vassalage after
another right to the barriers of Afghanistan and the gateway of India,
her grip on China, Turkey and Persia, ban but one aim, the conquest
of Asia. And yet and now the
massacre by Chinese of native
Christians, the slaughter of a missionary, the murder and mutilation
of a minister, the resulting clash
with the war forces of Europe and
Japan, the consequences and necessity of restitution and recompense,
with the grave danger of international complications among the
interested parties, may upset and
White Bros.,
Bridge Strekt,   GRAND FORKS
Watch repairing a specialty.
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Drugs and Stationery.
We carry an up-to-date
and complete stock.
the almost, inevitable results of delay be fully considered. The widespread destruction of Russian railways in Manchuria, and the absence of necessary transports, would
affect detrimentally Russia's capacity for "immediate operations.
Germany and Fiance are preparing, lint as yet, unprepared.
America is possibly not disposed to
make the trouble a casus belli,
whereas Japan with her army and
navy ready, and almost on the
spot, and England with her half
million Indian troops, her spare
South African veterans, or on-coming reliefs to draw from, assisted by
her waiting transports, and backed
by portions of her Australian and
China squadron, are in a position
to take, and to have, and to hold
that which, in the future, may not
only prove priceless in itself, but an
everlasting stumbling block to the
cupidity and ambition of others.
Russian aggression must be met
some day, why not now, when the
time is not of the bear's own choosing ? In a crisis like this the
laissezfaire policy of a weak-kneed
diplomatist is a crime beyond punishment. And "war,"' which "is
hell" at any time,is preferable to war
which is hell and ruin and disgrace
combined. The events possible
during the next few weeks are beyond computation���the least likely
is a settlement that can he considered either satisfactory or final.
Under any circumstances, the occasion ought to he made one for Japan and Britain to say to Russia,
"Your next forward step in Asia
shall be your last unopposed." And
even to-day, in spite of South African troubles, and in the face of
Chinese, I would hail with delight
the action of the statesman who
would show his manhood, his faith
in his country and his foresight, by
sending the requisite ships and men
up the sand-bound, rock-strewn,
heat-basted Persian gulf to sieze,
fortify and hold forever, a second
Gibraltar, the lofty and harbor-
surrounded heights of Cape Musen-
ilom up a protest against Russian
aggression, a sentinel on her Bandar Abbas terminus, a factor of the
future, and a standing menace on
the flank of the While Czar's persistent promenade towards the jewel
of the British crown.
H. E. Woodland & Co.
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Clark & Son,
Sell Everything flen Wear
W. E. legaw,
General Merchant
Muki'S a Specially Flue
Fisher Block, GRAND FORKS.
New and Second-hand
....Bought and Sold....
Bridge Street, Near Cuslom House,
City Barbershop
Everything neat, clean anil  convenient, and
workmanship the hest.
Robert Prebilsky,
Mrs. M. F. Cross,
Johnson Block,
Proprietress JOHNSON BLOCK
First Ave..      Guand Fores.
Rooms 50c anil up.
Miller Block, over Woodland's Drugstore.
OrrnthiT, your old limit*
ami shoes, do they need
repairing; or would you
prefer something new���
made, lo order :���   Am-
how, call on
Wm. Dinsmore,
When Shopping
in Grand Forks don't forget
Tlie Grand Forks Drag Company
Druggists and Stationers.
Spokane Falls k Northern Railway Co,
Nelson k Ft. Sheppanl Railway Co,
The only all-rail route hetween nil points cast,
west and south to Rossland, Nelson und Intermediate points; connecting at Spokane with the
Great Northern, Northern Pacific and O. R. & N.
Connects at Nelson with steamer for Kaslo and
all Kootenai lake points.
Connects at Meyers Falls with stage daily for
Keimlilie, and connects at Bossberg with stage
daily for Grand Forks and On wood.
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Rossi a nil
5:30 p
9:30 a
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11:00 p
6:30 a
General Passenger Agent,
Certificate of Improvements.
"Wren" and "Klx" Mineral Halms situate
in the Grand Forks mining dh Ision of Yale
Where located;���In Summit Camp.
Take Notice that I, Isaac H. Hallett, as
agent for Albert E. Keough, Free Miner's Certificate No. INITIO, Intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, lo apply to the mining
recorder for Certificates of Improvements,
for tho pnrpose of obtaining crown grants
of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under sec-
lion 87,tnust be commenced before the Issuance of
such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 80th day of April, A.D., 1900.
Service for the year 1900 will
be commenced JUNE 10th.
The " Imperial Limited"
takes you across tlie Continent in four days without
change. It is a solid vestibule train, luxuriou sly
equipped with every possible
essential for the comfort and
convenience of Passengers.
Ask your friends who have
travelled on it, or address
W.F. Andkrson,      E.J.Ooylk,
Trav. r'ass.ARent, A.G.P.Agf.
Nelson, B.C.    Vancouver.H.C.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Alexandria" Mineral claim situate in the
Grand Forks Mining Division of Yale District.
Where located, In Summit camp.
Takennliii' Hint I, Albert E. Ashcroft, Free
Miner's Certificate No. B20433, for myself, and as
agent for E.D. Olmsted, Free Miner's Ccrtifleate
IMHOiln, and James M. Fit'/.palrii'k, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 34A8na, intend
sixty days from tlie date hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 87, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 1st day of June, A. D. 1000,
July 7, 1800
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The coming Commercial, Industrial and Mining Centre of East Yala
The Gateway City
Of the Kettle River, Boundary
Creek and Christina Lake Countries.
A Magnificent Water Power of 20,000 Horse Power.
The center of a marvellously RICH MINERAL  DISTRICT.    A most promising opportunity for business
locations and realty investments.    A most advantageous smelter location and railroad center. One mile from Christina*
Lake, the Great Pleasure Resort.   For further information, price of lots, etc., address,
GEO. K. STOCKER, Townsite Agent, Cascade, B. C.       Or L. A. HAMILTON, Land Com. C. P. R., Winnipeg, Man


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